Mary Rechner is the author of the story collection Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women.

Her fiction has appeared in publications such as Harvard Review OnlineGettysburg Review, Burnside ReviewNew England Review, Kenyon Review, and Washington Square. Her criticism and essays have appeared in Oregon HumanitiesThe Believer, Propeller, and the Oregonian.

Mary has taught fiction writing at Portland State University and the University of Portland, was the Director of Youth Programs at Literary Arts for nine years, and currently teaches high school students for Portland Public Schools.

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